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  1. Diabetes Guide - Exams and Tests

    Learn about exams and tests for type 1 diabetes.

  2. Type 1 Diabetes - Surgery

    Surgery for type 1 diabetes is done only in special situations.

  3. Type 1 Diabetes: Children Living With the Disease - Exams and Tests

    A child with type 1 diabetes needs to visit his or her doctor at least every 3 to 4 months. During these visits, the doctor reviews your child's blood sugar level records and asks about any problems you and your child may have.

  4. Type 1 Diabetes - Home Treatment

    People who have type 1 diabetes need to work closely with their health professional to find the right balance of diet, insulin, and exercise to keep their blood sugar levels within a target range.

  5. Diabetes Guide - Exams and Tests

    Almost all women are tested for gestational diabetes between the 24th and 28th weeks of pregnancy. If your doctor thinks you are at increased risk for developing gestational diabetes, you may be tested earlier.Gestational diabetes is diagnosed with a two - part test called an oral glucose tolerance test. In the first part, your blood sugar is tested 1 hour after you drink a small cup of a sweet ..

  6. Diabetic Nephropathy - Exams and Tests

    Diabetic nephropathy is diagnosed using tests that check for a protein called albumin in the urine, which is an indicator of kidney damage.

  7. Type 1 Diabetes: Children Living With the Disease - Cause

    Type 1 diabetes develops when your child's pancreas stops producing enough insulin.

  8. Type 1 Diabetes - What Increases Your Risk

    Risk factors for type 1 diabetes include: Family history of type 1 diabetes.

  9. Diabetic Retinopathy - What Increases Your Risk

    Your risk of developing diabetic retinopathy depends largely on two factors: how long you have had diabetes and what type of diabetes you have.

  10. Type 1 Diabetes: Children Living With the Disease - When To Call a Doctor

    Find out when to call a doctor about type 1 diabetes in children.

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